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E. M. Lloyd

Reviser: Elizabeth Baigent

Jackson, Basil (1795–1889), military surveyor, born at Glasgow on 27 June 1795, was the son of Major Basil Jackson (1757–1849) of the royal wagon train. He entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in 1808, obtained a commission in the Royal Staff Corps on 11 July 1811, and was promoted lieutenant on 6 May 1813. He was employed in the ...

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Pettyt, Thomas (d. 1556), surveyor and military engineer, is of unknown origins; all that is known of his family is that an Edmund Pettyt who was at Calais while Thomas was surveyor there may well have been related. Thomas appears first in 1542 'riding to ...

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Robinson, Daniel George (1826–1877), military cartographer and telegraphy administrator, was born on 8 March 1826, and was educated at Addiscombe from 1841 to 1843. He was appointed a second lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers on 9 June 1843, and, after training at Chatham...

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Roy, William (1726–1790), surveyor and founder of the Ordnance Survey, was born on 4 May 1726 at Miltonhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the second child of John Roy (d. 1748), factor to Sir William Gordon of Milton and, after 1737, an ordained elder of the kirk, and his wife, ...

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Vallancey, Charles (c. 1726–1812), antiquary and military surveyor, was born in Flanders of French Huguenot parents (the name was originally De Vallance) who had moved to Windsor after his father was appointed to the royal service. Educated at Eton College and the recently established ...

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J. K. Laughton

Reviser: Andrew Lambert

Ward, John (1825–1896), naval officer and surveyor, was the son of Lieutenant Edward Willis Ward RN (d. 1855). He entered the navy in 1840 on the brig Spey, packet-boat to the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. In November 1840 the ...

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Watson, David (1713?–1761), military surveyor and engineer, was the son of Thomas Watson of Muirhouse, Scotland. He had a brother, John, and a sister, Margaret. Appointed ensign in Colonel Middleton's regiment, later the 25th foot, on 10 July 1725, he was at ...

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David Watson (1713?–1761) by Andrea Soldi, 1756 in the collection of the Dundas-Bekker Family; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery